BRAINERD LAKES AREA
You may launch your boat on Agate Lake if you are staying here at the resort, but we have strict policies to prevent invasive species from infiltrating Agate Lake.
Shopping:There are distinctive shops from Brainerd, Baxter, up to Nisswa, Crosslake, and Pequot Lakes.
Fishing: Brainerd Lakes area is a fisherman's dream, contact Walleye Dan for an excellent private guide service.
Brainerd International Raceway is 25 minutes away and the largest raceway in the Upper Midwest.
If you want to get out on Gull Lake for a day, visit Lake Fun Rentals and they will hook you up.
Golf Digest rated the Brainerd Lakes one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world! Take some strokes off your handicap during your northwoods escape.
If you are looking for a thrill, try Ziplining.
Bicycling: You can jump on the Gull Gallivant Trail at the end of Agate Lake Road and ride the 46 mile loop or take Gull Gallivant Trail to the Paul Bunyan State Trail that spans 120 miles from Brainerd to Bemidji.
ATV Trails: Spider Lake ATV Trails are some of the best in the state.
Kids Activity Recommendations: Nisswa Turtle Races, Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, Go-Karts
Because it's 5 o'clock somewhere...check out 5Rocks Distilling, Roundhouse Brewery & Axe Throwing, or Big Axe Brewing, Cuyuna Brewing Company, or Jack Pine Brewery.
When you don't feel like cooking after a day in the sun, check out one of the local restaurants and bars:
Cowboy*s: Our family's favorite casual dinner!
Bar Harbor Supper Club: Our family's favorite fancy dinner!
Zorbaz: If you are starved out for some night life or good people watching!
Sunshine's Summerhouse: I hear they make a mean Lemon Drop Martini!
When you need an extra caffeine bump, check out:
The Iron Waffle Coffee Company
Stonehouse Coffee & Roastery: Our family's favorite splurge!
Lakes Area Activity Calendar
Brainerd Lakes Fall Foilage Tours
Brainerd Lakes Winter Fun
"Thank you for another great year at Agate Lake Resort. It is by far our favorite week of the year. You are all too generous for sharing it with us."
-Colin and Kari